Childhood Diseases

Posted by: zdg | 2010-05-14


2 year old twins

Dear dr my twins have fever and runny noses coughing and vomitting flem one day they all lame and the next day they themselves playing etc but still with the flu symptoms
PLEASE advise if this is flu I have givng them salex panado ONLY when the fever is high and karvol chest rub
they not eating that well but then again thats the norm
How many consecutive days is it safe to give panado when needed for fever
What are the signs for MENINGTIS to look out for
should i take them to a dr
Thank you

Expert's Reply



You children both have bad colds with a post nasal drips causing coughing and vomoiting. You are treating them very well. Your children have been immunised against the most dangerous forms of meningitis at their age. The signs of meningitis are high fever, food refusal, drowsiness and vomiting.Panado is safe as long as you give the recommended doses.

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